White Marlin Open Tournament Guide

For close to 50 years, anglers from around the world have descended on Ocean City, Maryland for their share of the famed White Marlin Open prize money. With a 2021 purse of over $9.2 million dollars with 444 boats entered, it is no wonder why this is considered the world’s largest and richest billfish tournament! Let’s take a look at the schedule of events and any new rules heading into this year’s tournament. 


Tournament & Events Schedule

Aug 6 Registration – 11 AM – 5 PM
Harbour Island Marina

Aug 6 Registration – 11 AM -3 PM
South Jersey Marina – Cape May, NJ

Aug 7 Registration – 11 AM -7 PM
Harbour Island Marina
Captain’s Meeting – 7 PM
Harbour Island Marina & Streamed Live on WMO Facebook

Aug 8-12  Fish Any 3 Days
Fishing 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Weigh-in 4:00 PM – 9:15 PM
Harbour Island Marina

Aug 13 Polygraph Testing
Times & Locations TBA

Aug 13 Awards Ceremony
4 PM – 6 PM – Clarion Resort 101st Street, Ocean City



Use Of Omni Sonar

With new technology comes the need for regulations and the 2022 White Marlin Open will be no different. If you are unfamiliar with Omni Sonar, be sure to check out our article “Omni Sonar | Three Captain’s Thoughts On The Tournament Winning Technology” where we interview three long time tournament fisherman.

For this year’s tournament, Omni sonar transducers/scope are not allowed to be used until lines in at 8am.


Important Links

General Tournament Information

Register Your Boat

Rules And Regulations

Tournament Archives